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Sand Dunes at Mesquite Flat

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These dunes, made up of minute pieces of quartz and other rock, are ever-changing products of the wind-rippled hills, with curving crests and a sun-bleached hue. The dunes are the most photographed destination in the park, and you can see them at their best at sunrise and sunset. Keep your eyes open for animal tracks—you may even spot a coyote or fox. Bring plenty of water, and note where you parked your car: it's easy to become disoriented in this ocean of sand. If you lose your bearings, climb to the top of a dune and scan the horizon for the parking lot.

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  • Address: 19 miles north of Hwy. 190, northeast of Stovepipe Wells Village, Death Valley, CA 92328 | Map It
  • Location: Death Valley National Park
Updated: 11-18-2013

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    Sahara in your backyard

    This place is amazing! Best time to go in the AM or early afternoon that's when you will see lots of animal tracks. We even saw rattlesnake tracks. Don't worry they aren't active in the day time. A must see in Death Valley

    by chipmonkee, 11/17/08

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